According to TechEye, another NHS Trust has exposed confidential patient information by storing it on an unencrypted USB drive, which promptly disappeared.  This is a continuing issue for NHS.

The Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust patient records were lost in September 2010. Shockingly, the details were on an unencrypted memory stick and worse, the 800 affected patients were never told. Leaked details include full name, date of birth and operation details.

Kanguru strongly recommends that all healthcare organizations protect patient data by using mandatory hardware encryption on all portable devices.  The Kanguru Defender Elite secure flash drive is completing Common Criteria certification and is now available in the UK and throughout Europe.  It's an ideal solution for healthcare data protection.